2012 Missouri Revised Statutes
TITLE XII PUBLIC HEALTH AND WELFARE
Chapter 210 Child Protection and Reformation
Section 210.101 Children's services commission established, members, qualifications--meetings open to public, notice--rules--staff--ex officio members.


MO Rev Stat § 210.101 (2012) What's This?

Children's services commission established, members, qualifications--meetings open to public, notice--rules--staff--ex officio members.

210.101. 1. There is hereby established the "Missouri Children's Services Commission", which shall be composed of the following members:

(1) The director or the director's designee of the following departments: corrections, elementary and secondary education, higher education, health and senior services, labor and industrial relations, mental health, public safety, and social services;

(2) One judge of a family or juvenile court, who shall be appointed by the chief justice of the supreme court;

(3) Two members, one from each political party, of the house of representatives, who shall be appointed by the speaker of the house of representatives;

(4) Two members, one from each political party, of the senate, who shall be appointed by the president pro tempore of the senate;

All members shall serve for as long as they hold the position which made them eligible for appointment to the Missouri children's services commission under this subsection. All members shall serve without compensation but may be reimbursed for all actual and necessary expenses incurred in the performance of their official duties for the commission.

2. All meetings of the Missouri children's services commission shall be open to the public and shall, for all purposes, be deemed open public meetings under the provisions of sections 610.010 to 610.030. The Missouri children's services commission shall meet no less than once every two months. Notice of all meetings of the commission shall be given to the general assembly in the same manner required for notifying the general public of meetings of the general assembly.

3. The Missouri children's services commission may make all rules it deems necessary to enable it to conduct its meetings, elect its officers, and set the terms and duties of its officers.

4. The commission shall elect from amongst its members a chairman, vice chairman, a secretary-reporter, and such other officers as it deems necessary.

5. The services of the personnel of any agency from which the director or deputy director is a member of the commission shall be made available to the commission at the discretion of such director or deputy director. All meetings of the commission shall be held in the state of Missouri.

6. The officers of the commission may hire an executive director. Funding for the executive director may be provided from the Missouri children's services commission fund or other sources provided by law.

7. The commission, by majority vote, may invite individuals representing local and federal agencies or private organizations and the general public to serve as ex officio members of the commission. Such individuals shall not have a vote in commission business and shall serve without compensation but may be reimbursed for all actual and necessary expenses incurred in the performance of their official duties for the commission.

(L. 1983 H.B. 256 1, A.L. 1987 H.B. 873, A.L. 1989 H.B. 22 & 390, A.L. 1994 H.B. 1415, A.L. 1995 S.B. 460, A.L. 2011 H.B. 464 merged with H.B. 555)

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